Dictyomenia tridens (Mertens ex Turner)
Dictyomenia tridens (Mertens ex Turner) Greville Map Reef, Perth, Western Australia
Dictyomenia tridens (Mertens ex Turner) Greville 1830: li
Original publication: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, -218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Dictyomenia.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Fucus tridens Mertens ex Turner
Type locality: New Holland (Western Australia) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 489). Holotype: Péron; BM (Womersley 2003: 345). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by C. Agardh (1822: 373). Type from Coast of New Holland (Péron): probably from SE Australia ; holotype in BM, illustrated by Turner (Womersley, 2003: 345).
This is a marine species.
A deep-water alga on rough-water coasts (Womersley 2003: 345).
Distribution by country
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Dictyomenia tridens (Mertens ex Turner) Greville)
Australia and New Zealand: Bass Strait (Womersley 2003), Houtman Abrolhos (Huisman 1997), New South Wales (Millar & Kraft 1993), Queensland (Lewis 1984), South Australia (Huisman 2000, Womersley 2003), Tasmania (Huisman 2000), Victoria (Huisman 2000, Womersley 2003), Western Australia (Huisman & Walker 1990, Huisman 2000, Womersley 2003).
Harvey, W.H. (1847). Nereis australis, or algae of the southern ocean: being figures and descriptions of marine plants, collected on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, the extra-tropical Australian colonies, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Antarctic regions; deposited in the Herbarium of the Dublin University. Part 1. pp. i-viii, 1-64, pls I-XXV. London: Reeve Brothers.
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. 533. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Dictyomenia&species=tridens
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Dictyomenia&Species=tridens
Created: 27 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 09 February 2009 by Wendy Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:74350